Book Reviews, Fiction, Historical fiction

The Silver Locket (review)

The Silver Locket by Sophia Bar-Lev My rating: 5 of 5 stars “ ‘I think that there’s something special happening here—a kind of “hashgacha pratis” like the Rabbi talks about. ... Oh, that’s Hebrew for “an intervention of divine providence” ’ ” – The Silver Locket, p. 23. The “something special” Rosalie Lapkin refers to… Continue reading The Silver Locket (review)

Bible study, Book Reviews, Non-fiction

NIV First-Century Study Bible (review)

NIV First-Century Study Bible: Explore Scripture in Its Jewish and Early Christian Context by Kent Dobson My rating: 4 of 5 stars As someone who writes a bit of biblical fiction, the overview description of the NIV First-Century Study Bible drew me in: “Experience the Bible through Eastern eyes by exploring the cultural, religious and… Continue reading NIV First-Century Study Bible (review)